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    Police Beat

    Woman pays for shoplifting

    A woman was cited and released for shoplifting after paying for a book she first put in her bag Jan. 18 at 3:14 p.m.

    Police responded to the UofA Bookstore. When they arrived, they made contact with an employee who said there was a woman in the back who had been caught concealing a book in her bag. The employee said the woman came into the store with a textbook in her hands when she sat down in a chair and put the book on the floor with some folders. She then picked up the textbook and put it in her bag, leaving the folders on the outside of the bag. The employee said the woman then looked around “”nervously for several minutes”” while reading a book. She then took the textbook out of her bag, put it with the folders and then went to a register and paid for them.

    Police then made contact with the woman in a conference room. She said that she put the textbook in her bag unintentionally. She told officers that she had a habit of picking up textbooks near her and putting them in her bag, so it was an automatic reaction. She went into the bookstore with the intention to buy the book with money she had on her bursar’s account. After she realized she had put the book in her backpack she immediately removed it.

    Police reviewed the tapes and saw what the employee had described.

    The woman was cited and released for shoplifting-concealment and referred to the Dean of Student’s Office. She was told she would not be allowed to return to the bookstore until she completed the diversion requirements through the Dean of Student’s Office.

    Relationship ends with threats, assault

    A man was referred to the Dean of Student’s Office after getting in an argument with an ex-girlfriend Jan. 18 at 2:10 p.m.

    Police responded to the La Paz dorm after a woman called about being assaulted. When they arrived, they made contact with a woman who said her ex-boyfriend had gone to her dorm room to pick up his Christmas present and talk about their relationship. They had broken up after being together for four years. While they were talking, the conversation turned into an argument. The woman said she asked the man to leave, but he refused. She then attempted to leave the room and he blocked the door. She said the man then grabbed her by the shoulders, pulled her up to his face, and said, “”You’re a fucking cunt and I hope your life is as miserable as you have made mine.”” The woman said she then sat on the bed and tried to talk to him calmly. The conversation escalated into an argument again and she tried to leave the room. She said the man grabbed her by the shoulders once again and pushed her away from him into the corner of a small dresser. She hit her head on the dresser and fell to the floor. The man then left the room. The woman received a text message from the man a short time later saying that he wanted to hurt himself and that he had a knife in his possession. She said she did not sustain any injuries from the fall and refused medical attention.

    Police then went to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity to meet with the man. He told officers that he had gone to La Paz to spend some time with the woman and talk about their relationship, but it did not go as planned. He said he then attempted to leave the room, but the woman blocked the door and would not let him leave. He said that he then grabbed her shoulders and moved her to the side of the door so he could leave.

    He told officers that he did send the text message, but he had no intention of hurting himself. When asked about the knife, he said he was referring to a kitchen knife he had in his room. He agreed to cease all contact with the woman.

    Information about the man was forwarded to the Dean of Student’s Office. The woman was advised that she should consider getting a restraining order against the man.

    Men pee on police motorcyle

    Two men were arrested after urinating on a police motorcycle Jan. 18 at 4:10 a.m.

    While patrolling an area near the Student Union Memorial Center, an officer noticed two men urinating on both sides of his fully marked UAPD motorcycle. When the officer approached them and asked them what they were doing, both men ran. One of the men headed east between some tables, but tripped on a chair leg and fell to the ground. The officer handcuffed and detained him. When he was picked up so he could walk, the man had a limp. He said he hurt his knee when he fell butrefused medical treatment. While the handcuffed man sat on a bench, the other man who ran away returned. He was also handcuffed.

    Police noticed that both men smelled strongly of intoxicants. Neither man was over 21 years old.

    Both men were arrested and taken to the Pima County Jail, where they were booked on charges of being minors in possession of alcohol, criminal damage and criminal public nuisance.

    Man threatens inquirer

    Police responded to the Student Union in reference to a man being threatened Jan. 18 at 10:39 a.m.

    When they arrived, police made contact with a man who said that he had seen another man sitting near the Information Desk and asked him if he was ok. The other man answered, “”What’s it to you?”” The first man then asked the other man if he was hungry. The other man replied, “”I’ve killed people for less than that, and you may be next.”” The man then walked away and called police.

    The caller did not know which direction the other man went but described him as 45 to 50 years old, 5 foot 10, 160 pounds with gray hair, a blue jacket and tan pants. Police did not locate the man when they searched the area.

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